Enjoy these Apopka classics and send us your own recipes!


Well, hello all of our Kapers’ loyal readers. Please remember to send us your favorite recipes so that we can include them here. Even if they are not already part of a book of recipes put out by one of our local organizations, we would love it if you would share an especially favored recipe, maybe an old family recipe that has been handed down for generations.



Recipe from Food Favorites of Plains, Georgia

Plains Pot Pourri 

1 chicken, cut up

2 teaspoons salt

1/4 cup melted butter

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon onion salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Mix all ingredients together. Dip chicken into sauce, place in baking dish with skin side up. Pour remaining sauce over chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.



Recipe from Food Favorites of Plains, Georgia

Plains Pot Pourri 

2 quarts cucumbers, peeled and seeds removed, then ground

2-1/2 cups ground carrots

1 cup ground red sweet peppers

1-1/2 cups ground green sweet peppers

3 cups apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon dry mustard

3 cups water

2 teaspoons plain salt

2 cups sugar

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

Grind cucumbers, combine with next four ingredients. Let stand three hours. Drain off brine and discard. Combine remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, simmer 10 minutes. Seal in jars.




Recipe from Apopka Historical Society, Apopka, Florida

Preserving the Big Potato –

A Collection of Potato Recipes

1 cup butter, melted

10 to 12 small red potatoes, scrubbed

8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

2 tablespoons snipped chives

Salt and pepper to taste

2/3 cup sour cream

Slice unpeeled potatoes thin and cook in butter over low heat until tender (approximately 15 to 20 minutes), stirring occasionally. Add crumbled bacon, chives, salt, pepper, and sour cream. Heat slowly for one minute. Do not boil or sour cream will curdle.


Recipe from The Apopka Woman’s Club, Apopka, Florida

What’s Cookin’

3 each 1-ounce squares bitter chocolate

2/3 cup milk

2 cups sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon salad oil

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup chopped pecans

Melt chocolate in milk. Add sugar, salt and oil. Cook slowly, stir until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil. Cover and cook three minutes. Uncover and cook until it forms a soft ball when put in water. Stir frequently. Remove from heat, add butter and cool. Add vanilla and beat until it loses its gloss. Add nuts and pour into a buttered 8- or 9-inch square pan.


Recipe from Food Favorites of Plains, Georgia

Plains Pot Pourri 

1-1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

3 cups grated carrots

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

4 eggs

1 cup chopped nuts

Combine oil and sugar. Mix well. Sift together remaining dry ingredients. Sift half of the dry ingredients into the oil/sugar mixture. Sift in remaining dry ingredients alternately with eggs, one at a time. Add carrots and mix well. Then mix in pecans. Bake in three greased pans. Bake at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes.

Frosting for Carrot Cake:

1 stick butter or oleo

1 8-ounce package cream cheese

1 cup finely chopped pecans

1 box confectioners sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine butter (or oleo), cream cheese, sugar, vanilla. Add nuts. Spread over cake.



Recipe from Food Favorites of Plains, Georgia

Plains Pot Pourri 

1 cup cornmeal

1/2 cup evaporated milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 eggs

1 can cream style corn

1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt

1 medium onion

1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese

Mix all ingredients together except for onion and cheese. Place half of this batter in well-greased baking dish. Slice onion and half of the cheese on top of batter. Bake 45 minutes to one hour in 350-degree oven.



Recipe from New Vision Community Church

Feeding The Flock

2 each 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach

1 can cream of mushroom soup

3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt

1 teaspoon minced onion (instant)

1/3 cup milk

1/4 to 1/2 cup grated cheddr cheese (your taste)

Cook spinach as directed for microwave; drain well. Blend soup, salt, onion and milk. Combine with spinach; blend well. Spoon into greased 1-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until bubbly around edges.